Releasing their second album in less than a year, South Dakota trio Blacklite District follow up the hugely successful ‘To Whom It May Concern’ with another record that pushes the boundaries of the modern rock scene; with a blend of hard rock, alternative, electronic, hip-hop and EDM anthems for the masses. ‘Instant Gratification’ features ten tracks which include ‘Cold as Ice’, whose Minecraft original music video has incredibly amassed over 7 million views within a month of its release, the hard rock stomp of lead single ‘Living in a Nightmare’, as well as a cover of The Weeknd’s smash hit single ‘Starboy’- rehashed in only a way that Blacklite District can.
Consisting of Kyle Pfeiffer, Roman James and Rob Rose- Blacklite District prove once again that they are one of the most innovative and hard-working bands out there. “I think the days of the album cycle are over, at least for me,” explains Kyle, when asked why ‘Instant Gratification’ was put out so soon after its predecessor, “The album could have come out a lot sooner because the more content we put out, the better.”
From the heaviness of the aforementioned ‘Living in a Nightmare’ to the rap swagger of ‘Blood Red (Turn the Dollar Green)’, to the softer dancefloor vibe of ‘Okay’ and the electronic ballad ‘Just So You Know’, there literally is something for everyone on a record where Blacklite District fulfil every desire, and then some.
‘Cold as Ice’ is currently gaining significant airplay on SiriusXM Octane and ‘Instant Gratification’ has already rocketed to #10 on Amazon’s Top 100 Electronic Albums chart and #74 on their Top 100 Alternative albums list (both in the US) and to further promote the record, Blacklite District are about to embark on a US tour with modern hard rockers Another Lost Year throughout the first half of October 2017.
Blacklite District exploded into life in 2014 with their debut full-length ‘Worldwide Controversy’. The album spawned the hit single ‘With Me Now’- which stayed at #1 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big Un’s Countdown for five consecutive weeks, peaked at #32 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart and sold over 100,000 copies in the process. The band’s sophomore album ‘To Whom It May Concern’ followed in 2016 and featured the single ‘The Struggle’, which reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart and has since received over 8 million plays across all major platforms. Blacklite District has also shared stages with the likes of Seether, Halestorm, A Day to Remember and Pop Evil